The Sex Workers Project (Part 2. Women's History Month Spotlight)
Today's program takes Angela McKenzie to the offices of The Sex Workers Project (SWP) an organization that uses human rights and harm reduction approaches, to protect and promote the rights of individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion.
Angela's first guest Sienna Baskin is a staff attorney at SWP who provides non-judgmental legal education, advice and representation to sex workers on issues such as housing, criminal and employment. She also advises victims of sex trafficking on a variety of immigration matters.
Angela's second guest Savannah Hornback is a transgender woman whose experience in the sex worker industry includes escorting, movies and street work. Savannah explains that due to the exotic nature of transgenders, they are in very high demand as sex workers, however they face stiff competition from biological female sex workers and suffer abuse at the hands of law enforcement.
In the final segment of the show, Angela airs a short interview with a veteran street worker, conducted in the streets of New York City by an affiliate of the Sex Workers Project. This interview gives an honest look at the dangers sex workers face on "the stroll."